DIAVOLO company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes?and always teammates. Under the guidance of artistic director Jacques Heim, they collaboratively develop work on oversized surrealistic sets and structures. Everyday items?doors, chairs, stairways, provide the backdrop for dramatic movement - leaping, flying, twirling - to create metaphors for the challenge of relationships, the absurdities of life, and the struggle to maintain our humanity in the shadow of a technological world. Diavolo was founded in 1992 in Los Angeles by Artistic Director Jacques Heim. In 1993, the company was nominated for two Lester Horton awards in Los Angeles, and in 1995, Diavolo made its European debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they were named "Best of the Fest" by the London Independent and Critic's Choice by The Guardian.